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Gun Safety in the Home
Gun Safety in the Home
by Massad F. Ayoob
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.05
76 used & new from $3.67

5.0 out of 5 stars Should be standard issue with every new gun!, July 6, 2014
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This review is from: Gun Safety in the Home (Paperback)
"If you read just one book about gun safety..." As the often used phrase goes, I can't think of a book that it might apply better to. Over the past few years alone, gun sales (and presumably new gun owners) have increased exponentially. With firearm ownership comes serious responsibility - even if you live alone. This book does a great job of introducing the new gun owner to the concepts, rules, and reasons of gun safety - in a way that is neither condescending or sugar-coated.

The author (one of the most credentialed and qualified to do so) lays out the basics of gun safety and then explains each rule. Rather than just beating the "memorize this list" horse, Massad Ayoob realizes that knowledge and learning come from understanding - and he lets the reader understand where the dangers lie and how to prevent them.

All the important topics are covered: Gun safety rules; Safe handling practices; Safe and secure storage; Guns and children; etc. And yet, at just under 120 pages, the book is not some ordeal to overcome - something you will make a good effort to read and then put down for lack of time. It can be easily read in a weekend - or a single rainy day, with no problem. This is important, because all of the wisdom in the universe put into an unread book is meaningless. The author understands this, and has made this the perfect 'digest'.

Near the end of the book, almost as a segue into a different topic, are several case studies of accidental and negligent discharges that have occurred, each with a detailed forensic evaluation of what was done wrong, what went wrong, and lessons of prevention.

I've been around guns all my life, and I find it important for seasoned "gun folk" to pick up a book such as this from time to time too. Complacency is the arch-enemy of safety in any practice! This book reminded me of several points that need to be considered and re-considered over the years if we are to keep firearms safely in the home.


GoPro LCD Touch BacPac for HERO3+ and HERO3 (Camera Sold Separately)
GoPro LCD Touch BacPac for HERO3+ and HERO3 (Camera Sold Separately)
Price: $79.23
18 used & new from $73.00

4.0 out of 5 stars A great alternative to using the Wi-Fi function, July 6, 2014
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I bought the touch pad back for the GoPro HERO3+ as an alternative to the Wi-Fi function. While the Wi-Fi works great with iPhone and makes controlling the camera a snap, it sucks the battery dry in no time! This back gives you the ability to pre-frame your shots (particularly when using a mount or tripod) and change your camera settings - with less drain on the battery. You will still use more battery than without, due to the view screen that is added, but not as bad as broadcasting the signal for the phone connection.

The screen is decent size (as big as is possible) and the touch functions work well. Resolution is very good and it is easy to read and navigate the menus.

The Touch BacPac greatly enhances the options available to you to use and enjoy your HERO3 camera - highly recommended.


Ranch Products Full Moon Clip Extractor Tool TOOL
Ranch Products Full Moon Clip Extractor Tool TOOL
Offered by Johnson Enterprises, LLC
Price: $7.29
10 used & new from $3.34

4.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for the range bag if you use moon clips, July 2, 2014
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This little tool is handy to keep in the range bag. It will not help you load the moon clips, but makes easy work of unloaded the empty cases. I keep one in the bag as a spare or "just in case" tool. Loading the clips can be done by hand without much trouble - but unloading them is very difficult without a proper tool. This fits the bill nicely.


Little Giant Ladder Systems 15422-001 Velocity 300-Pound Duty Rating Multi-Use Ladder, 22-Foot
Little Giant Ladder Systems 15422-001 Velocity 300-Pound Duty Rating Multi-Use Ladder, 22-Foot
Offered by Pro Ladder
Price: $320.00
2 used & new from $320.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Versatile, Good quality, but heavy, July 2, 2014
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Quirky, but versatile, this ladder system is the one to have if you only want one ladder for your home. Because it can easily serve as stepladder and extension ladder, it takes the place of two right off the bat. Add to that the versatility of the system that allows one side to be telescoped longer than the other (such as for use on stairs or sloped areas), and you have a great ladder.

So, why hold back a star? Well, all that versatility comes at a cost and some compromise. "Do everything well" usually means it doesn't do anything best - and so it is with the Little Giant ladder system. First off, it is heavy. Really, really heavy. There is a lot of length crammed into a compact package, at the price you pay is an easy to store, easy to transport 'heavy' ladder. Secondly, unlike traditional step ladders, there is no flat surface at the top, no place to lay your hammer or paint brush - you have to buy add-ons for that. Not a big deal, just one small downside of this design.

But - it was great to use this ladder right away to reach a window I've been unable to clean (inside two-story foyer) because the extension ladder I had was too short. It is great to be able to easily store this ladder and move it around the house without fear of knocking over furniture or banging walls. All that is worth the cost of the added weight.

Take a little time to read the good instructions that come with the ladder, and practice with it before first use. I took mine into the yard to practice using it, where I would have ample room if needed. Be careful about ways to pinch or slam your fingers - that is another hazard of the design.

Good ladder system - replaces several ladders - versatile design allows creative uses. Recommended


Reese Towpower 7009200 Hitch Pin
Reese Towpower 7009200 Hitch Pin
Price: $5.12
22 used & new from $1.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, effective, and easy!, June 22, 2014
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Works perfectly in a standard 2" receiver. The black coating on the handle of the pin and the cotter pin help make this hitch pin disappear when installed. It is well made and goes on in a snap. I like the pinch-style clip rather than the "through the hole" style clip (or cotter pin) because it is easier to work with and less prone to being rusted into place.


UTG Tactical OP Bipod - Tactical/Sniper Profile Adjustable Height
UTG Tactical OP Bipod - Tactical/Sniper Profile Adjustable Height
Price: $32.53
33 used & new from $25.92

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice bipod at a nice price, June 19, 2014
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Yes, you can buy a better bipod - and pay a lot more for it. But this UTG bipod is surprisingly well made and performs very good at a much more budget friendly price. For serious competition, hunting, or other critical applications I would most likely rely on a more expensive option - but for general range use and target shooting, this is perfect. The fit and finish are of good quality, the metal is sturdy and stiff, and it telescopes and collapses very nicely. Easy to install and use!


Mil-comm Mc25 Firearm Cleaner/degreaser
Mil-comm Mc25 Firearm Cleaner/degreaser
Offered by Hepkat Provisioners
Price: $11.84
3 used & new from $8.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Better than I would have imagined, June 19, 2014
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Any solvent that makes claims of "environmentally safe" or "all natural", etc. immediately make me suspect that it work very well. Especially for cleaning guns. But I have been amazed and impressed with the MC25 cleaner. It really does remove the carbon and fouling very well - and it does it without any harsh chemical smell. In fact, the very slight aroma of the product is actually pleasant. It does not harm your skin, your nose, or your cleaning surfaces. Good stuff!


TekMat 11-Inch X 17-Inch Handgun Cleaning Mat with Sig Sauer P226 Imprint, Black
TekMat 11-Inch X 17-Inch Handgun Cleaning Mat with Sig Sauer P226 Imprint, Black
Price: $14.12
15 used & new from $11.19

4.0 out of 5 stars Good mat for the work bench, June 19, 2014
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This mat is a little thinner than others I'm used to, but still offers some padding to protect the finish of your guns or other items from abrasion against your work table. Shows the exploded view and parts of the P226 pretty well. The surface is smooth but not slick. It will absorb oils and solvents after a few minutes, but still gives you time to wipe up a spill without staining. Would buy again.


RP FULL MOON CLIPS 45ACP 6RD 8/PK
RP FULL MOON CLIPS 45ACP 6RD 8/PK
Offered by AddOne Prime
Price: $8.95
6 used & new from $5.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Fit and Function perfectly for the 625 and are priced right, June 19, 2014
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I ordered and re-ordered these moon clips for the Smith & Wesson model 625, 45 ACP. They work perfectly and are long lasting. Because they are made from spring steel, they resist bending and warping that would render a moon clip useless. Well priced for the pack of 8, I have stocked up on them more than once. Recommended.


Sunshade for Honda Ridgeline 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 HEATSHIELD Windshield Custom-fit Sunshade
Sunshade for Honda Ridgeline 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 HEATSHIELD Windshield Custom-fit Sunshade
Offered by PROTRIM INC
Price: $34.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect fit - keeps heat out - a bit awkward to use., June 9, 2014
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This was the only custom fit sunshade I could find for the Honda Ridgeline, so I took a chance on it. I really have only one small complaint, and am otherwise very happy with the shade. I prefer the accordion-style that fold up to those that roll up. This one rolls. And you have to roll it fairly tight or the Velcro strip won't reach to secure it. Folding it tightly every time keeps one end (driver's end) curled up, which takes an extra few seconds of fuss. I wish they had a stiff folding style available (they are easier to put up and down and store flatter).

But it is what it is - and it works very well. The thermal protection is extremely good. This thing really blocks out the hot rays of the sun - and it is a tight fit. You almost don't need the visors down to hold it in place. A good sunshade - and recommended.


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